It’s Time to Check Your Batteries

CATEGORY: Fire Department, News

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends testing your smoke alarms once a month using the test button and changing the batteries twice a year, which can conveniently be done when we change our clocks for daylight saving time in the spring and fall. In today’s day and age, not all smoke alarms are designed the same, so ensuring your …

Hammond Board Hears Gas Station Requests to Stay Open Overnight

CATEGORY: Board of Public Works & Safety, Mayor's Office, News

The City of Hammond Board of Public Works & Safety has now heard eight requests for an exception to the city’s recently enacted ordinance that closes all gas stations in the city from midnight – 5 a.m. The ordinance, which passed the City Council and was signed by Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., into law in late August, allows for …

2023 Trick-or-Treat Hours


Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has announced that the 2023 Trick-or-Treat hours for Halloween on Tuesday, October 31st, will be from 5pm until 7pm. Please call 219-853-6301 or 219-53-6378 if you have any questions. Have a safe and Happy Halloween!

HPD Hiring Crossing Guards

CATEGORY: Hammond Police Department, News

The Hammond Police Department is hiring Crossing Guards. $18/hour 1.5 to 3 Hours Per Day Paid Bi-weekly For more information contact Freeman Coles at 219-852-6384.

Hammond Marina to be Renamed in Honor of Former Mayor Thomas McDermott, Sr.


Hammond Port Authority to Rename Hammond Marina in Honor of Former Mayor Thomas McDermott, Sr. The City of Hammond and the Hammond Port Authority announced that the Hammond Marina, home of the Horseshoe Casino and one of the most popular stops on the Great Lakes would be rededicated next week to honor former mayor, Thomas M. McDermott, Sr. “If it …

PUBLIC NOTICE: CDBG, ESG, and CHDO Grant Applications Now Available

CATEGORY: Community Development, News, Public Notices

The City of Hammond, Department of Community Development is in the process of preparing its 2024-2025 budget for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and Community Housing and Development Organization (CHDO). Applications will be available beginning October 2, 2023. Application must be completed and return to the Department of Community Development, 5925 Calumet Ave, Suite #314, Hammond, …

Sanitary District Will Provide Flood Data to Governor’s Office

CATEGORY: News, Sanitary District

As the cleanup from the September 17, 2023 rain event starts to wind down and homeowners take stock of damage, Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott, Jr. has been informed by State Representative Carolyn Jackson, Indiana House District 1, that she has contacted Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb’s office regarding the flooding in parts of Hammond on September 17. Representative Jackson has requested …

09/17 Storm Causes Flooding in Hammond

CATEGORY: News, Sanitary District

On Sunday, September 17, 2023, the City of Hammond and surrounding communities experienced a significant rain event that caused over 160 homes to experience basement backups in Hammond. The Hammond Sanitary District continues to monitor and record data from the event so that all information regarding the extent of the storm can be documented. “I know many residents are frustrated …